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Resources by State: North Carolina

Employment Instability and Food Insecurity of Rural North Carolinians during the Recession
Explains results from a study based on information from the Family Life Project revealing resources that rural North Carolina residents used throughout the recession of 2007-2009.
Author(s): Allison De Marco, Lynne Vernon-Feagans, Martha Cox, et al.
Date: 12/2012
Type: Document
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Sexual Networks, Surveillance, and Geographical Space during Syphilis Outbreaks in Rural North Carolina
Examines associations between surveillance, sexual networks, and geography for syphilis outbreaks in rural counties of North Carolina. Includes demographic characteristics by syphilis status and multiple figures illustrating the socio-sexual networks between the six rural North Carolina counties.
Author(s): Irene A. Doherty, Marc L. Serre, Dionne Gesink, et al.
Citation: Epidemiology, 23(6), 845-851
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
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Trends in Medical Education in North Carolina
Examines how retention in North Carolina after graduation, choice of specialty, and practice location vary between North Carolina's 4 medical schools. Seeks to provide the data and information necessary to plan for North Carolina's future physician workforce needs.
Author(s): Erin Fraher, Helen Newton, Jessica Lyons
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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Local and National Efforts Improve Rural EMS Safety
Discusses how local safety practices are increasing EMS safety, but more and wider coordination is needed. Features Rowan County EMS in North Carolina, and Gold Cross/Mayo Clinic Medical Transport of Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Correlates of Mental Health among Latino Farmworkers in North Carolina
Details a study based on interviews with Latino farmworkers in rural North Carolina regarding their general mental health and environmental stressors. Data is broken down by age, legal status, and disorder, among other relevant factors.
Author(s): Rebecca Crain, Joseph G. Grzywacz, Melody Schwantes, et al.
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 28(3), 277-285
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
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Telefit: Adapting a Multidisciplinary, Tertiary-Care Pediatric Obesity Clinic to Rural Populations
An overview of a tertiary-care hospital, with a pediatric obesity clinic, implementing telemedicine technology in four rural satellite clinics to reach rural children and to assess the impact on patients enrolling and remaining in pediatric obesity treatment.
Author(s): Megan B. Irby, Katherine A. Boles, Christine Jordan, et al.
Citation: Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 18(3), 247-249
Date: 04/2012
Type: Document
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A Community-Driven Approach to Identifying "Winnable" Policies Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Common Community Measures for Obesity Prevention
Describes a community-based participatory research approach used in two rural North Carolina counties to select obesity prevention strategies, based on the Common Community Measures for Obesity Prevention (COCOMO). Discusses how COCOMO might be adapted for use in rural communities.
Author(s): Stephanie B. Jilcott Pitts, Lauren M. Whetstone, Jean R. Wilkerson, Tosha W. Smith, Alice S. Ammerman
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 9
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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An Analysis of Oral Health Disparities and Access to Services in the Appalachian Region
Analyzes disparities in oral health status and access to oral healthcare in the Appalachian Region. Examines relationships between oral health disparities and socioeconomic status indicators. Focuses on aiding efforts to develop targeted interventions to reduce disparities in Appalachia.
Author(s): Denise D. Krause, Warren L. May, Nancy M. Lane, et al.
Date: 12/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
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A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Culturally Congruent Intervention to Increase Condom Use and HIV Testing among Heterosexually Active Immigrant Latino Men
Discusses the effectiveness of an HIV prevention intervention to increase condom use and HIV testing among Spanish-speaking, heterosexually active immigrant Latino men living in rural North Carolina. Participants in a small-group HIV prevention intervention were compared to their peers participating in a cancer education intervention to determine consistency in condom use and HIV testing.
Author(s): Scott D. Rhodes, Thomas P. McCoy, Aaron T. Vissman, et al.
Citation: AIDS and Behavior, 15(8), 1764-1775
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
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Project Lazarus: Community-Based Overdose Prevention in Rural North Carolina
Describes a community-based overdose prevention model in an Appalachian county of Western North Carolina to combat the high unintentional poisoning mortality rate due to prescription opioids. The main components of this model include community involvement, coalition building, monitoring and surveillance data, overdose prevention, use of medication for reversing overdoses, and the education of primary care providers in managing chronic pain and safe opioid prescribing.
Author(s): Su Albert, Fred W. Brason, Catherine K. Sanford, et al.
Citation: Pain Medicine, 12, (suppl 2), S77-S85
Date: 06/2011
Type: Document
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